Labor Day sales, just in time for school
WEST ELM HAS IT COVERED West Elm is running an upholstery sale through Monday, with chairs, sofas, sectionals, and ottomans in a choice of fabrics or leather marked down 15 percent. Along with the sorts of sleek, minimalist furnishings the stores are known for are richly colored pieces upholstered in Indian hand-embroidered throws, handmade quilts, and flatweave cotton rugs. West Elm locations include 160 Brookline Ave., 617-450-9500, and 6 Wayside Road, Burlington, 781-221-5626. www.westelm.com
GETTING THE WILLEY’S, IN A GOOD WAY Michelle Willey’s semi-annual sale runs through Sunday, with markdowns on a nice array of home items and clothing and accessories. Gitman Bros. shirts, m0851 rain jackets, and linen tote bags are at least 35 percent off; new fall cashmere scarves, wool and hemp rugs, and Italian throws are 10 percent off; and home items including Pillivuyt porcelain dinnerware, Schott Zwiesel titanium crystal glasses, Matouk Egyptian cotton towels, and Libeco and Fog Linen Works table linens and napkins are 15 percent off. Michelle Willey is at 8 Union Park St., Boston, 617-424-6700. www.michellewilley.com
AN OUTSIDE CHANCE REI is in the middle of its Labor Day sale, with lots of gear and clothing marked down in-store and online. Select bicycles are up to 25 percent off; camp furniture is 30 percent off; Thule and Yakima roof boxes, racks, and other gear are 20 percent off; and BOB strollers are 15 percent off. The Boston store also had a good selection of discounted sleeping bags, backpacks, and bicycling and running clothes when we stopped in. The sale ends Monday. REI locations include 401 Park Drive, 617-236-0746; 279 Salem St., Reading, 781-944-5103; and 98 Derby St., Suite 470, Hingham, 781-740-9430. Find others at www.rei.com.
A WORLD OF SAVINGS W Hotels The Store is marking this month’s Fashion’s Night Out and Boston Fashion Week by offering 20 percent off its latest “Global Glam’’ collection of clothing and accessories. The pieces, inspired by the design aesthetic of three W Hotels (in Taipei, Mexico City, and Austin), include a snug zip-front, eggplant-colored dress from Twinkle by Wenlan (originally $282); a festive print bustier dress by Mara Hoffman (originally $383); and a vintage-inspired, pheasant feather-trim floppy hat by Eugenia Kim (originally $209). Jewelry includes pretty pave earrings and cocktail rings and earthy, turquoise-accented pieces. The sale runs through the end of the month. W Hotels The Store is at 100 Stuart St., Boston, 617-261-8700. www.whotelsthestore.com
FACING UP TO SCHOOL To mark the start of the school year, Keldara Salon and Spa is offering 20 percent off its teen facial for all of September. (It’s regularly $60, and now is $48.) The 45-minute treatment includes cleansing, mild exfoliation, a masque (tailored to oily, dry, or combination skin), and skin-care advice to take home. Book in advance. Keldara is at 650 Washington St., Dedham, 781-251-6600. www.keldara.com